Wednesday, January 09, 2008

happy birthday to me..........N O T !!!

blekh! i had a shitty new year's day and a shitty birthday this year. spotty with itchy chicken pox!

i was having the chills and fever and achy joints and muscles a few days before the new year. and on new year's eve i developed some red spots on my arms and i was so afraid that it was dengue fever. went to the doctor and he said that it's not dengue but i have a viral infection. gave me antibiotics (antibiotics to fight virus??? since when is that possible!) and sent me home. the next day i woke up and felt a blister on my abdomen. went to hubby and asked him if it's chicken pox. he took one look and said yup, that does look like chicken pox alright. hmmm... better stay away from my baby boy.

went and googled about chicken pox and found that it has a 10 to 14 day incubation period. dang! that means i caught it before Christmas. and moreover, it starts to be infectious 2 days before the pox starts showing. that could mean that my baby is already infected.

later in the day i went to the doctor (again..) to confirm that it was chicken pox. i got the same lousy doctor again. this scruffy quack who took one look at my abdomen and all he said was.."yup, yup, yup...yup, yup, yup" his bedside manner is was worse than gregory house m.d. minus the obnoxious charm. this dude was just scruffy, smelly and unprofessional. i mean any doctor worth his 2 cents of salt would have known that it could be chicken pox when he saw me the day before. stoopiad farker. pigi-dah!

so, there it is, a spotty birthday for me this year.

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